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How to clean rMBP?

Is it OK to clean the outside shell of a rMBP with a microfiber cloth and a little bit of water? Can it cause damage to the aluminum or any other thing on the machine? (there was a spot that I couldn'...
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How to delete all log files in Library/Containers with Terminal

I want to get rid of all the application log files that are not stored in ~/Library/Logs but in ~/Library/Containers/bundle.id/.../Logs I tried this: find ~/Library/Containers -name Logs -type d -...
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Howto clean Photo Folder

I opened Photo. I deleted all the pictures. Then I emptied the "Deleted images". My Photo app is apparently empty. I open finder, the photo library package is around 7GB an subfolders are full of ...
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How to safely rid a Macbook Pro's power port of chocolate?

There was a chocolate coin from Christmas at the bottom of my laptop bag which managed to get shoved into the power port and conform to the space and fill it completely. I managed to scrape most of it ...
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Clean install unused ID Apple

My dad just gave me his MacPro for me to test it, since I never used before. Since I wanted it cleaned, I follow some tutorial on the Net that said I needed to reboot it with Command+Option+R, delete ...
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What is best after a clean install, copying Application Folder or reinstalling all the applications?

I have done a clean install but I was wondering if it would make any difference if I just reinstall all my old applications or if I just move my backup applications folder.
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Cleaning my Macbook Pro Retina leaves greasy 'streaks' across the screen

I try to clean my mid-2015 Macbook Pro with Retina display by wiping the screen with a damp cloth and then immediately drying. However, there seems to be left some residue/streak marks, which look ...
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How do you clean a Lightning port?

I've got an iPhone 6+ that's started to develop difficulties charging, meaning that the cable has to be seated just right or else it won't charge or connect to the computer. A quick look with a ...
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Reeder (RSS App from App Store) uses 60 GB of disk space. How do I clean this up?

> pwd /Users/seline/Library/Containers/com.reederapp.rkit2.mac/Data/Library/Application Support/Reeder/rkit > du -sh * | gsort -h 8.0K rkit-edit.db 28K rkit-edit.db-wal 32K rkit-data....
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Safe to clean iPad screen with alcohol wipe?

I ordered a glass screen protector for my iPad and have just received it. In instructions, it says I have to clean the screen with the given alcohol wipe. Is it safe to use an alcohol wipe on iPad ...
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What is com.apple.bird? Why does it grow so big?

Trying to clean up their hard disk, some users discover ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.bird is pretty big. In the order of too many Gigabytes. What is it?
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Should I blow air canister over MacBook motherboard?

I'm going to replace my Superdrive with a SSD. While the bottom casing is detached, should I gently blow an air canister over the exposed motherboard? Any area I should particularly target? Is there ...
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Cleaning Milanese Loop band for Apple Watch

The Milanese Loop band for Apple Watch has the tendency to show some dirt after a few months of regular use. How do you remove this grime?
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Cleaning my Macbook screen *under* the shield

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011. In the last few months the transparent shield protecting the screen has separated at the bottom letting dust in. It's still attached at the top. How can ...
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Make duplicate open folders update themselves based on “clean up by" settings

Yosemite introduced a new navigation system within folders. There are now tabs in Finder, and forward/backwards arrows as if we were in a web browser. It is now a little more complicated than ...
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Clear logs for specific apps?

I am running my boot drive off a SSD. I'm paying attention to try to keep it from filling up, and sorting folders by size, I notice the library/application support folder has logs generated by ...
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Will my late 2012 macbook pro - 2.6 i7, 750gb HD, 16gb ram be fast enough for Yosemite?

My late 2012 macbook pro - 2.6 i7, 750gb HD, 16gb ram OSX 10.9.5 has been running very slow of late. Ive been trying to trouble shoot the issue for a while now, but together with the time spent ...
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iPhone 6 Plus Touch ID Sensor developing oily-like “rainbow colors” on its surface

I've bought my iPhone 6 Plus back in September 2014 and it's Touch ID sensor has been developing "oily-like" rainbow colors lately. I've tried cleaning it with water, screen cleaners etc. but it's not ...
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Which OnyX setting resets my Chrome extensions?

I use OnyX to clear out caches and delete superfluous files to try to make my Mac run faster. I usually just run "Automation" with the default boxes checked. However, after I do this, I find my ...
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Comprehensive Clean out and migration of specific folders in Apple iTunes?

These are the Folders and Disk space being occupied by the Data held on by Apple iTunes as laid out below: I have written down some current thoughts & steps/ direction as well for each. There ...
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Terminal command to delete everything I've ever created

I have so much junk installed on my work laptop I want to start with a fresh machine. However, I must keep the account I have as I do not have system permissions to create another account. How can I ...
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Cleaning my Macbook Air

I just used some Rubbing Alcohol (I didn't use too much and I put the stuff on a paper towel first) to wipe and clean the keyboard and backside of said keyboard of my Macbook Air. Now I'm obessively ...
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Is the black apple cloth that comes with the macbook pro is ok clean Iphone and Mac screens?

I use it regularly to clean my rmbp screen, and I've noticed a small scratch on the black panel few days ago, I thought it might be because I've used tap water or it was there and I didn't notice it. ...
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How can I clean Makeup Foundation off a keyboard?

I Refurbish / Rebuild Apple Mac Computers for a Recycler. We get hundreds of school computers / laptops and a good portion of the keyboards have a tan colored stain which most agree is "makeup ...
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Does clean install reset everything, including SMC?

TL;DR: Does a clean install reset everything (like SMC, for example)? If not, what else should I do to be sure the computer is completely reset, like it just came from the factory? My macbook has ...
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Can I use an anti-reflective/anti-dust polymer coating on a mac display?

I find myself constantly wiping down my monitors to get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints. I use cloths/wet tissues specialized for LCD monitors (as recommended in all the documentation), but it'...
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Is it safe to wipe off iPhone screen with a wet wipe?

I am wondering if cleaning an iPhone screen with a wet wipe could have any negative impact on the touch-sensitivity of the screen.
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retina macbook pro keyboard cleaning solution

I'm curious what solution people use for cleaning off laptop keyboard keys. I've been told that you shouldn't use isopropyl alcohol, because it can wear away at the plastic (I've seen evidence of this,...
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Opening and cleaning a MacBook Pro (retina 2012)

I have had my MacBook Pro retina for more than 2 years, without cleaning the insides yet I have used it extensively, many hours every day, and heavy tobacco smoking for a year or so (the fan outlet ...
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How to clean iMac screen?

I've messed up and used a generic LCD cleaning product on a glass iMac screen. According to the label it consists of distilled water and surfactants (or surface-active components, don't know how to ...
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Can i delete .DS_Store? ~251 MB

Once i type the code into terminal to find out what is taking up 250 MB on my desktop, the hidden files are shown, i find a file called ".DS_Store" I'm a very cleany person, so I want to ask if I can ...
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How do i clean inside of my iMac?

I want to clean the inside of my iMac. The mac : iMac Mid-2007 How do i clean the dust from inside or clean inside of it. Basically im saying how do I open the mac?
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Securely wipe all user data from iBook G4 / OSX 10.4?

I have unearthed an old working iBook G4 which I'd like to clean and then give away. I don't have a copy of 10.4 on hand to install. And I'm not terribly interested in wiping the installed ...
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Is there a proper way to clean the iPhone screen? [duplicate]

Is there a particular proper way to clean the iPhone's glass, oleographic coated, screen in order to maintain its luster?
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Which is the best Mac App Cleaner [duplicate]

Which is the best App Cleaner for Mac. I'm using AppCleaner at the moment. Have you other preferences?
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Reset Aperture Import Locations (paths for referenced masters)?

I run Aperture 3.5 (latest at the time of writing this) and I use referenced masters. Over the time I've changed my directories now and then and all my files are now neatly stored on one drive in one ...
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Clean iPhone - clean up

I have iPhone with ios6 is it possible to clean all the data under /Application without jailbreaking it? How can I clean and make more free room on my iPhone?
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Multiple recurring log messages in Console. How to diagnose and correct?

I'm trying to clean up my Mac a bit, and in doing so I noticed a few repeating error messages in the console. The first goes off every couple of minutes: coreaudiod[12074]: Disabled automatic stack ...
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As a novice user how can I reinstall an old Mac?

I have used IBM PCs, and clones, professionally from 1981 until I retired in 1999. I have never owned/used a Mac. My neighbor gave me his older Mac (I think he bought it 5 years ago). I want to ...
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Looking for OpenSource Cleaning / cache deleting application for Mac

In the times of small SSD harddisks, I was looking for an open source software to delete caches and other space wasters like logs, unused application remains and such on Mac OSX, and all over the web ...
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Does OS X Have An Inbuilt “Self Cleaning” Feature? [closed]

Does OS X have an inbuilt effective "self cleaning" feature/mechanism. If so does it need to be turned on by default, and how often does it take place, (or is this something that is determined by the ...
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OS X unusably unresponsive after upgrading 10.6 to 10.8

Every other click and keystroke seems to cause my MacBook to just freeze for minutes at a time. (I saw How to fix OS X Lion being unresponsive? but I'm not seeing much swap activity nor is my RAM ...
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how to thin out adobe CS 5.5

I wan't to get rid of unnecessary files on my SSD HD. Although I only checked Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Photoshop (and something iOs-related) while installing, Adobe has still installed a ...
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How to cleanly remove Homebrew

How can I cleanly remove Homebrew. I might have a faulty older installation, and I'd like to have a fresh start.
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How to cleanly remove MacPorts

I'd like to cleanly remove all changes made by MacPorts as well as MacPorts itself, to try my luck with homebrew. How can I do that?
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What kind of cloth and cleaner do the people who work at the Apple store use to clean MacBooks? [closed]

I have a MacBook and an iPad and see dirt and fingerprints all over it. What kind of cleaner do the people in the Apple store use to clean all the Macs and iPads on display? I figure that anything ...
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How can I remove remnant processes from deleted preference panes?

I discovered in Activity Monitor that I have several leftover processes running in the background that shouldn't be there anymore. I deleted these preference panes long ago with an application that ...
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Time Machine deleting backups from several months ago (but not the oldest)?

During its "Cleanup" phase, Time Machine has recently been deleting backups from several months ago—even though these aren't the oldest backups, and my backup drive isn't full. My backups go back to ...
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What programs exist to find and delete “orphan files” left after deleting an Application?

I have transferred my system from Mac to Mac for over 15 years. I have preference files and other plists lurking around in my system for programs I tested years ago. Is there a smart program that ...
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Why is my hard drive still full after deleting files?

I'm new to Mac. I have deleted many files from my applications folder, downloads, music, etc. to make clean Mountain Lion installation. After installing Mountain Lion I can still see in About This ...